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    Airpower Summary for June 7

    Airpower Summary for June 7

    Courtesy Photo | A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft moves into position to receive fuel May 29,...... read more read more

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    06.08.2008

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    United States Air Forces Central     

    By the U.S. Air Forces Central Public Affairs Office

    SOUTHWEST ASIA — Coalition airpower integrated with coalition ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan in the following operations June 7, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.

    In Afghanistan, Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs fired rockets, cannon rounds, and dropped general purpose 500 pound bombs onto enemy combatants in Gardez. The Joint Terminal Attack Controller declared the mission a success.

    An Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle dropped a Guided Bomb Unit-38 onto enemy combatants in the vicinity of Now Zad. The mission was reported as successful by the JTAC.

    In Musa Qal'eh, an Air Force B-1B Lancer dropped GBU-38s and GBU-31s onto enemy combatant firing positions. The JTAC confirmed the mission as a success.

    A Royal Air Force GR.9 Harrier conducted a show of force over enemy positions in the vicinity of Deh Chopan. The mission was declared a success by the JTAC.

    In Kabul, an A-10 performed a show of force in order to deter enemy activities in the area. The JTAC reported the mission as a success.

    In the vicinity of Bermel, A-10s fired rockets, cannon rounds, and dropped GBU-12s onto enemy combatant firing teams. The mission was confirmed as successful by the JTAC.

    In Zormat, F-15Es dropped GBU-31s onto enemy combatants. The JTAC declared the mission a success.

    A GR.9 fired rockets onto enemy positions in the vicinity of Deh Chopan. Furthermore, the GR.9 conducted a show of force in the area in order to deter enemy activities against coalition forces. The missions were reported as a success by the JTAC.

    In Gardez, a B-1B dropped GBU-31s and GBU-38s onto an enemy building and a weapons cache. The JTAC confirmed the mission as a success.

    A GR.9 performed a show of force over enemy positions in Musah Qal'eh. The mission was declared a success by the JTAC.

    A French Air Force Mirage-2000 conducted a show of force in Orgune in order to deter enemy activities in the area. The JTAC reported the mission as a success.

    In total, 46 close air support missions were flown as part of the ISAF and Afghan security forces, reconstruction activities and route patrols.

    Eleven Air Force and Royal Air Force surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, two Royal Air Force aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

    In Iraq, a Navy F/A-18C Hornet performed a show of force in Baqubah in order to deter enemy activities in the area. The mission was confirmed as a success by the JTAC.

    In total, coalition aircraft flew 56 close air support missions for Operation Iraqi Freedom. These missions integrated and synchronized coalition ground forces, protected key infrastructure, provided over watch for reconstruction activities and helped to deter and disrupt terrorist activities.

    Twenty Air Force and Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, eleven Air Force, Navy, and Royal Air Force aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

    U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules and C-17 Globemaster III's provided intra-theater heavy airlift, helping to sustain operations throughout Afghanistan, Iraq and the Horn of Africa.

    Approximately 101 airlift sorties were flown; 267 tons of cargo delivered, and 2,173 passengers were transported. This included approximately 36,000 pounds of troop re-supply air-dropped in Afghanistan.

    Coalition C-130 crews from Australia, Canada, and Iraq flew as part of operations in Afghanistan or Iraq.

    On June 6, U.S. Air Force, French, Royal Air Force, and Singaporean aerial refueling crews flew 55 sorties and off-loaded approximately 2.9 million pounds of fuel to 217 receiving aircraft.

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    Date Taken: 06.08.2008
    Date Posted: 06.08.2008 08:52
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